Flash Sales, by Clare Dugmore
Thanks to a glitch on Amazon, a number of titles are on sale, including digital and paperback releases, for an unknown duration. Be sure to grab a bargain while the sales are still in effect! Static Mayhem, by Edward Aubry. Digital editioncurrenty 99 Cents A year after the world was thrown into magical chaos, Harrison […]
Double 99 Cents Sale, by Clare Dugmore
Good news, book lovers! We have two titles on offer for you for a limited period. Wilbert Stanton’s recently released steampunk take on the fey world and Greek mythology, GEARS OF FATE, is 99 cents from July 25 – 26. Edward Aubry’s post-apoclyptic fantasy, PRELUDE TO MAYHEM, is 99 cents July 25 – 27, in […]
Author Event at Lansdowne Woods, by Clare Dugmore
Curiosity Quills is excited to announce that Courtney Sloan, Keith Fentonmiller, and Adriana Arrington will be at Lansdowne Woods, VA on Wednesday July 19, speaking about the inspiration for their stories, the publishing process, and forthcoming subscription box service CQ are soon to launch, followed by short readings of their novels, and questions from those […]
Reviews: the Good, the Bad, and the Necessary, by Jordan Elizabeth
When my first book, ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW, came out in 2014, I talked about it constantly.  Family, friends, and coworkers were happy (I assume they were happy!) to buy a copy.  Whenever I sold one to them, I asked that when they were done, they leave a review. They would lift their eyebrows at […]
Teaching Grit, by Dani Eide
Recently I read an article* about the characteristics of grit and how important it is for success. In the article it says: According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, grit in the context of behavior is defined as “firmness of character; indomitable spirit.” Strength is a much touted personality trait that is a part of nearly every […]
The Culture of Now – A Writer Mom’s Teaching Moment, by J. Lynn Else
Has anyone else noticed that we’re living in a culture of “now?”  My daughter will often say something at home to the effect of: “Mommy, I’d like to learn to knit.”  Typically, my response would be, “that sounds like a fun idea.”  She will then reply with, “I want to learn now.”  And when she […]
The Big Ol’ Book Convention, by Jordan Elizabeth
Oftentimes, readers or other authors will ask me why I don’t frequent a lot of “big” book conventions. I have done some in the past and I plan to do more in the future, but I’m going to be honest here – I sell more books at intimate gatherings, like libraries and craft fairs. “That’s […]
Interview with Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Middle School Librarian Christina Keasler, by Amy Bearce
Inspired by Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Middle School Librarian Christina Keasler’s recent School Library Journal piece on “Dedicated Middle School Collections in the Public Library: A New Trend?“, CQ author Amy Bearce – writer of the World of Aluvia Series, which falls perfectly into the middle school catogory – interviewed Christina to discuss the article, and […]
Interview with Wendy Ceballos, by Nina Post
Curiosity Quills recently had the pleasure of speaking with Seattle’s Third Place Books’ former Director of Events & Marketing Wendy Ceballos. Seattle is losing you to New York City, where based on your track record, I’m presuming you’re running for governor. You’ve obviously been an incredible asset to Third Place Books. Considering that you grew […]
Most Memorable Moments at Book Signings, by Jordan Elizabeth
I aim to do a book signing every month.  Sometimes I’m able to squeeze in more than just one.  I appear at craft shows, Renaissance Faires, book stores, conventions, and libraries.  Each book signing is a rewarding experience where I get to talk with readers.  Some people keep coming back to see me; others are […]